A Finish Spitz should do well with a nutritionally balanced, premium dog food.
To avoid overeating and unhealthy weight gain it is suggested to stick with a feeding schedule, rather than free feeding. Meal portions should also be made appropriate to the dog’s age and level of activity.
Be sure that there is always clean drinking water for them to stay properly hydrated.
The Finish spitz requires moderate grooming and care to look and feel their best. Their coat does not need any trimming but owners may choose to trim the fur around the paws.
Lightly spraying their coat with water and brushing them about once per week will help to keep them free of any debris or loose hairs. Blow drying their coat afterward will help to speed along the drying process.
Check their ears for any debris or waxy buildup once a week and wipe the ears down with either a damp cloth or a dog ear cleaning formula to avoid the risk of ear infection.
To keep them comfortable and to avoid the risk of injury while running or playing, be sure to trim your Finnish Spitz’s nails regularly.
To avoid the risk of tooth and gum problems, their teeth should be brushed several times per week, if not daily.
The Finnish Spitz was bred to spend long hours tracking and hunting with their owners, so they have built up a strong stamina. This means that these dogs require a good amount of exercise and activity every day to continue feeling fit and happy.
Several long walks around the block and some time to run around a well fenced yard each day will keep these lively dogs in shape and feeling great. Although, what these dogs really love is some good old fun and games with their favorite people.
Be sure to keep your Finnish Spitz on a leash or a lead whenever they are not in a secure space, such as a well fenced yard or indoors.
The Finnish Spitz is a bright and loyal breed, but these dogs do also have a strong independent will of their own that will need to be overcome with firm, but kind training and socialization.
Socialization should begin at a very early age with your Spitz puppy, and puppy training courses are also suggested to help them grow into a well rounded adult who will take well to obedience training.
Be sure to keep training sessions fun and playful. It will be important to have a firm and consistent hand in guiding them, but the more fun your dog has, the more eager they will be to participate and do well.